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The Project was first identified in 1993 as part of the Small Hydropower Master Plan. The initial capacity of the Project was 2.8 MW which was later optimized at 20 MW after the feasibility study. The feasibility study of the project was carried out by Lamjung Electricity Development Company (LEDCO) in the year 2000.

In October 2006, BPC and LEDCO had an understanding to develop the Nyadi Hydropower Project (NHP) jointly. BPC acquired this project from LEDCO in December 27, 2006. As per agreement made between BPC and LEDCO, a SPV named Nyadi Hydropower Limited (NHL) was established on 2063/11/17 to undertake the NHP independently. BPC is the major shareholder in NHL. After further investigations and re-optimization study, the project was optimized at 30 MW. Feasibility study of NHP (30 MW) was completed by NHL in October 2010.

The below table shows the completed milestones of the project

S.N. Milestones Date
1 Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of the Project, 20 MW Dec 23, 1999
2 Supplementary Initial Environment Examination (SIEE) of the Project, 30 MW Aug 01, 2011
3 Electricity Generation License Feb 27, 2013
4 Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) May 26, 2015
5 Financial Closure or Facility Agreement Feb 03, 2016
6 Contract for the Government land lease and Tree Cutting approval signed with Ministry of Forestry & Soil Conservation Mar 16, 2016
7 Financial Consultant appointed: A tripartite agreement between NHL, EBL and T.N Acharya & Co., Chartered Accountants Dec 2, 2016
8 Required Commercial Operation Date (RCOD) extended up to April 18, 2020 Dec 2, 2019
9 EPC Contract Agreement with ZHCIC for Lot 1: Civil works and Hydro-mechanical works Including Electro-mechanical works Jan 16, 2017
10 EIA of Transmission Line Approved Mar 29, 2017
11 Client Consulting Services – Employer’s Representatives for Lot-1 and Lot-2 Apr 07, 2017
12 Technical Consultant appointed: A tripartite agreement between NHL, EBL and Jade Consult P. Ltd. Jun 27, 2017
13 132 kV Transmission line License Jun 29, 2017
14 EPC Contract Agreement with Urja International P. Ltd for 132 kV Transmission Line Works (Lot II) Jul 12, 2018

The major construction of the project commenced on March 22, 2017 with the mobilization of the Contractor, Zhejiang Hydropower Construction and Installation Co, Ltd (ZHCIC) at site. Contractor has completed majority of the construction civil, hydromechanical and electromechanical works as of now. Overall progress of construction is more than 90%. Remaining part is the project’s own transmission line for evacuation of power which is under construction by a separate contractor. Main delay in transmission line is for contingency plan of 3 km due to requirement of EIA.

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Fact Sheet

Project Type Run-of River
Project Location Head Work site - Lamjung district, Marsyangdi Rural Municipality-6, Naiche village
Power House site- Lamjung district, Marsyangdi Rural Municipality-6, Thulibeshi village
Installed Capacity 30 MW
Annual Energy Generation 168.5 GWh
Design Discharge 11.02 Cumec at Q40
Gross Head 333.90 m
Head Race Tunnel 3840 m
Power Evacuation Inter-connection will be made to the 220 kV Marsyangdi Corridor trunk line under-construction by NEA at Tarikuna Substation, 6 km from the Power house site of Nyadi Hydropower Project.
Access to site Power house site is at Thulobeshi village which is about 6 km away from Thakanbeshi point at Besisahar-Manang Highway.
Headworks Site is further 5 km away from power house. The site can be reached within 6 hours drive from Kathmandu or Birgunj.
Birganj (Raxaul) or Bhairahawa (Sunauli) is the nearest border town to India having broad gauge railway link.

Contact Details

Nyadi Hydropower Limited 
BPC Complex 
Ganga Devi Marg – 313, Buddhanagar,
P.O.Box: 26040, Kathmandu 
Tel: +977-1-4785736, 4781776, 4785295
Fax: +977-1-4780994 
Website: http://nhl.com.np/
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